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Bill and Melinda Gates divorce reflects growing trend of amicable separation

Earlier this year, it was announced that Bill and Melinda Gates would be divorcing after 27 years of marriage. However, unlike many high-profile divorces in the US which involve bitter disputes and court litigation, the couple have reportedly signed a...

Government announces no-fault divorce will not come into force in 2021

It has been announced that the introduction of no-fault divorce has been delayed until 6 April 2022 at the earliest. No-fault divorce was originally planned to be brought into effect this Autumn as a part of the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill, but...

Covid-19 Ban on Statutory Demands and Winding Up Petitions Extended

The temporary Covid-19 measures introduced under the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (CIGA) have been extended. The suspension on insolvency proceedings against companies, including the issue of Statutory Demands and Winding Up Petitions is now...

Top Tips for Surviving Christmas Post-Separation

2020 has been an incredibly difficult year for separated couples. The unprecedented circumstances brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic have no doubt taken their toll and, for separated couples with children, making arrangements that fulfil the whole...

Good Divorce Week 2020 - What Makes a Good Divorce?

The week starting 30 November marks Good Divorce Week, organised by family law network, Resolution . The goal of this year’s #gooddivorce campaign is to raise awareness of Resolution’s Code of Practice , the benefits of getting your divorce...

The Corporate Insolvency Process Has Changed

The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 ( the Act ), which came into force on 26 June 2020, has introduced a number of temporary and permanent reforms to the corporate insolvency process, including a moratorium on winding up proceedings. The...

Supporting Our Customers During the Time of Coronavirus

With the UK government moving the country’s coronavirus alert level down and allowing more businesses to reopen from 4 July, we want to clarify how we are continuing to work with our clients to provide an exceptional legal service during this...

The Effect of Coronavirus on Consumer Contracts

As with any significant societal change, the coronavirus has presented new legal issues to be addressed by the existing law or, in some instances (such as housing re-possessions and possible closures in the hospitality industry), by new emergency...

Can I Claim Unpaid Wages if My Employer Goes Out of Business?

In September 2019, the Thomas Cook travel group collapsed causing thousands of employees to suddenly lose their jobs without receiving their pay. Amongst the disruption, we are starkly reminded of the risk employees across all sectors face – what...

My tenant is not paying rent - options for commercial landlords

Tenants falling into arrears is a common issue for commercial landlords. You want to recover the rent owed as quickly as possible, but it’s important to take the time to understand the reasons behind your tenant’s arrears and the options...